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Christmas Tree Fact Families Smartboard Activity and Printable


Your little ones will love learning about fact families and related addition and subtraction facts with this holiday twist on the triangle method for teaching fact families!

You write or type the three fact family members into the ornaments and the students use the pen tool to write four related facts using those three numbers.

There are ten identical slides so that you may save a week's worth of fact family practice as review!

You can print a page from this file and give it to students as a follow up activity or print in color and laminate the trees for a work station or math center work mat.

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie... Literacy and Math Stations

Laura Numeroff's charming stories are featured in these 5 literacy and 5 math centers. Here is what you will find:

*If You Give Your Mouse a Cookie...Word Family Sort (-at, -og, ig)
*If You Give Your Pig a Pancake...Syllable sort
*If You Give Your Pig a Party...Sight word game (-the, are, went, go, can, look)
*CVC Write the Room Activity
*A Circle of Ending Sounds Center

*Skip Counting Fun (by 2's, 5's, 10's)
*Rubber Duck! - A fun game that can be used for numeral recognition (1-6) or simple addition(2-12)
*One More Pancake!- An addition of +1 memory game
*If You Give a Mouse a Muffin... Pattern book
*It's Time to Give Your Mouse a Cookie! Matching time to the hour.

A response sheet is provided for each activity.


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CVC Word Wheels

These are 13 fun CVC Whirly Word Wheels which help students to merge the beginning consonant sound to the VC ending in these one-syllable words for beginners who can identify letter sounds but need practice to merge the sounds together to form words. Each word wheel has colorful illustrations of words in the wheel and each wheel uses each of the vowels a,e,i,o and u as the middle sounds. The illustrations and colors chosen are varied to appeal to both boys and girls. Instructions for assembly are included!

- Nyla’s Crafty Teaching.


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Word Work Pack: CVC Words, Sight Words, Sentences, Blends & Digraphs

This 97-page Word Word Pack covers CVC words, sight words, simple sentences, blends & digraphs.  Some of the pages are in color to be laminated for classroom use (see below). Most of the pages are not only for practice at school, but they are to be cut into strips, stapled together as a mini book and read again at home!
Students can make word books by cutting, gluing, reading and writing words from the following 20 word families:
-at, -ap, -an, -ad, -et, -en, -eg, -ed, -it, -ig, -in, -ip, -og, -ot, -op, -ob, -ub, -ug, -ut and –un. 
More word books can be made by cutting, gluing, reading and writing words with the following 18 blends and digraphs:
sh, th, fl, cl, dr, pl, sk, sp, st, tr, kn, ch, wh, br, cr, fr, sl and ng. 
Students can also make 2 types of word books with sight words: Books with only sight words to read and write, and books with simple sentences composed of sight words and CVC words. The following sight words are covered: 
I, a, in, is, at, and, the, not, to, big, can, see, go, for, you, run, me, down, help, play, my, said, blue, red, up, one, two, three, we, little, make, find, come, away, funny, yellow, do, has, like & did
A set of 37 similar pages with color graphics are also included. They can be laminated and used with dry erase markers. These sheets also cover all 20 word families, 18 blends & digraphs, and 40 sight words.

This product addresses the following Common Core Standards for Kindergarten: 

• RF.K.2. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
◦ Recognize and produce rhyming words.
◦ Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
◦ Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1 (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
◦ Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.

• RF.K.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
◦ Demonstrate basic knowledge of letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant.
◦ Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
◦ Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
◦ Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.

• RF.K.4. Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
• L.K.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Print many upper- and lowercase letters.


This product addresses the following Common Core Standards for First Grade: 

RF.1.1. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).

RF.1.2. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.

Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.

Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.

RF.1.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs (two letters that represent one sound).

L.1.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Use end punctuation for sentences.

If you like this item, you might also like "Busy Bees Word Work Pack #2:  Long Vowels & More Sight Words."  You can find this item here:

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Winter Unit, K-1 Math and Literacy Activities

This unit is filled with engaging math and literacy activities. It includes:

Math Activities
*Arctic Addition Game and recording sheet
*Snowy Subtraction Game
*Addition I Have Who Has
*Math journal problems and cut out manipulatives (download the preview to see)
*More Wins Number Word Game
*Wonderful winter Probability

Literacy Activities
*Color and number word memory
*Penguin and Polar Bear Venn Diagram
*Penguin Race sight word game
*What's in the Mitten class book
*Camouflage prediction writing
*Camouflage mystery art and writing

Most of the games have two or three game boards so you can differentiate for your students. Check out the free preview to download the math journal problems and manipulatives. I hope that you will enjoy using these math and literacy activities in your class!

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Christmas Tree Candy Cane Count

This holiday game is a great way to practice counting skills and constructing sets up to 10.  You can place the colored game mat and colored game pieces in your math center so that children can practice.  When students have finished playing the game have them complete the matching worksheet.  When students turn in their completed worksheet, treat them to a tiny candy cane as a reward.

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Gingerbread Poetry Collection and Reader's Theater Script

This collection contains 6 pages of gingerbread poems (including some of my original work) that are perfect for your gingerbread thematic unit during the holiday season.

Each poem includes super cute and vivid graphic images or photographs and there is even a black and white image for your students to color.

Also included is a reader's theater script of the Gingerbread Man story.

Enjoy helping your students to become more fluent readers with this adorable collection! 

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Christmas Candy Math

Make learning math fun and interactive by using a variety of colorful or seasonal candy counters like red and green M&Ms, candy canes, mini candy bars, mini marshmallows, peppermints or any kind of holiday candies you can find! The possibilities for fun are endless!

Skills included with this cute worksheet are simple addition and subtraction word problems, odd and even, grouping, skip counting and introduction to multiplication with repeated addition.

Smartboard users-check out my adorable gingerbread themed file. Your students will love it!

I also added a really easy Christmas gift and project idea for Snowman Soup as well as a collection of gingerbread poems for your thematic holiday units!

Check back at my store soon for more Christmas/holiday activities I am working on!